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Riley Moore

Riley Moore


Riley Moore is serving his first term as state treasurer of West Virginia and instead of running for reelection in 2024, he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the state’s north central 2nd Congressional District. Calling himself “an America First conservative,” he told a local news channel that “West Virginians need a fighter in Washington to stand up for our values and push back against the entrenched special interests attacking our energy economy, shipping jobs overseas, and indoctrinating our children.” He also promised to continue his crusade against ESG investing as a congressman, vowing to fight “for American energy against woke corporate activism.”  

Before being elected treasurer, Moore served a term (2017–19) in the West Virginia House of Delegates, where he was an assistant majority whip and majority leader.

Earlier in his career, Moore served as a national security advisor to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and worked as a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security. From 2017–21, he also worked for the defense and aerospace subsidiaries of Textron.

Moore started out working as a welder and earned an undergraduate degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and a master’s in Strategic Security Studies from the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.


  • Signed State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) organized resolution supporting Israel’s genocide in Gaza and committing to invest in SFOF bronze-sponsor Israel Bonds despite “Moodys and Standard and Poors (S&P) have[ing] recently downgraded Israel’s credit score, citing a negative outlook on Israel’s economy (5/14/24)
  • Added Citigroup Inc., TD Bank, N.A., The Northern Trust Company and HSBC Holdings, PLC to West Virginia’s restricted financial institution list (4/8/24)
  • Signed an Advancing American Freedom coalition letter to U.S. House leaders demanding that “The Woke 401(k) Rule Must Be Repealed”(3/28/23)
  • Signed an Advancing American Freedom coalition letter to Congress asking it to “overturn the Biden administration’s dangerous ESG rule through the Congressional Review Act” (2/7/23)
  • Spoke on the panel “What’s Behind the Drive to Promote ESG Investing and What You Need to Know” with Consumers’ Research Executive Director Will Hild, Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow Andy Puzder, and SFOF CEO Derek Kreifels at the 2023 Awakening meeting of The Heritage Foundation (1/6/23)
  • Signed a letter to Morningstar asking the company to stop its negative ratings of firms connected to Israel (8/25/22)
  • Published a restricted financial institution list that includes BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo & Co (7/28/22)
  • Participated in a “War on Energy—ESG” discussion with Paul Watkins, managing partner of Fusion Law, in the closed-door Energy, Environment and Agriculture task force meeting at the American Legislative Exchange Council 2022 Annual Meeting (7/28/22)
  • Presented concerns with environment, social, and governance (ESG) investment practices to the North Dakota Legislature’s interim Energy Development and Transmission Committee along with Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks and North Dakota Treasurer Thomas Beadle (7/26/22)
  • Signed a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposing the proposed rule known as The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors (6/17/22)
  • Signed an SFOF letter opposing the FDIC proposed principles on climate-related financial risk management for large financial institutions (6/3/22)
  • Spoke on the panel “State Treasurers Protect the Public Trust” with Utah State Treasurer Marlo Oaks, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, and SFOF CEO Derek Kreifels at the 2022 Resource Bank meeting of The Heritage Foundation (6/1/22)
  • Signed a letter to the Department of Labor opposing possible agency actions to protect life savings and pensions from threats of climate-related financial risk (5/16/22)
  • Signed a comment letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regarding ESG practices in the municipal securities market (3/8/22)
  • Wrote a letter to the banking industry warning that state financial officers “will be taking collective action in response to the ongoing and growing economic boycott of traditional energy production industries by U.S. financial institutions” (11/22/21)
  • Participated in a Tax and Fiscal Policy task force discussion at the 2021 SFOF-ALEC Joint National Meeting moderated by ALEC’s Jonathan Williams that included Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder and North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell (7/29/21)
  • Wrote a letter to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry expressing “deep concern with recent reports” that the Biden administration is “privately pressuring U.S. banks and financial institutions to refuse to lend to or invest in coal, oil, and natural gas companies” (5/25/21)
  • Signed an SFOF letter urging President Biden to withdraw his nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve for her “radical banking and economic views” that would “disrupt the private banking sector, reliable energy supplies, and the U.S. economy” (1/31/21)

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Office of the West Virginia State Treasurer
State Capitol, Room E-145
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Website: wvtreasury.com/
Phone: (304) 558-5000
Email: wvtreasury@wvsto.gov

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